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18-11-2021

Wereldgeschiedenis van Nederland gets a part 2

The Huygens Institute and the International Institute of Social History are going to compile a second ‘World History of the Netherlands’. The intention is to have it published in the autumn of 2022.

The ‘World History of the Netherlands’ was published in 2018. The book was well received in the press and more than 25,000 copies were sold. Now there will be a second volume. The Huygens Institute and the International Institute of Social History (IISH) are entering into a renewed collaboration with AmboAnthos publishers for this purpose. The editors will be Leo Lucassen, Lex Heerma van Voss, Marjolein ‘t Hart, Manon van der Heijden and Nadia Bouras.

The ‘World History of the Netherlands’ provides a responsible, easy-to-read injection into the debate and shows how Dutch history has branched out into the world in numerous developments and events. Besides reciprocal influence, the comparison of Dutch developments with those abroad also receives attention. The ‘World History of the Netherlands’ is made up of short chapters, linked to a year, running from prehistory to the present. The structure is the same as in volume 1, but will attempt to meet the main point of criticism of the first volume: the lack of foreign voices among the authors. However, the editors also call on Dutch historians to again submit many proposals.

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